College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Inaugural Lecture: Could a dementia-free world become a reality?

There has been virtually no progress in developing new interventions to manage the symptoms of dementia over the last 20 years. This has forced a fundamental re-think of our scientific, clinical and epidemiological approach to the condition, culminating in massive, coordinated global initiatives targeting the prevention of dementia and maintenance of brain health.

During his inaugural lecture, Professor Ritchie will provide a brief historical perspective of dementia that will form the foundation for a very optimistic vision of the near future (relatively speaking) of how we can rid the world of dementia.

You and other guests will be welcomed to a reception following the lecture. This will take place in the Sophia Jex Blake Common Room on the ground floor of the Chancellor’s Building.

Professor Ritchie is Chair of Psychiatry of Ageing and Director of the Centre for Dementia Prevention.

Admission free. All welcome.  

Feb 20 2017 -

Inaugural Lecture: Could a dementia-free world become a reality?

Professor Craig Ritchie explores how we might rid the world of dementia in the near future.

Lecture Theatre A,
The Chancellor’s Building,
49 Little France Crescent, EH16 4SB